Having completed my hourly assigned walk, which still resembles more of a hobble, I returned to my cramped and squalid room. Before my injury, I never imagined I’d end up in the underground spy hospital. I had always assumed that an organisation as well-funded as ours would provide better accommodations. While we had access to top-notch doctors, the rooms themselves fell far short of expectations. My ten-by-ten square room barely had enough space for a bed, and the foot therapy equipment remained a constant reminder of my condition. The contraptions attached to my bed resembled scuba diving gear, filled with pipes, levers, and platforms, all recommended by the best podiatry experts Melbourne had to offer to aid my foot’s recovery.
In the corner, the flickering LED overheads dimly illuminated a sink where I washed my hands. The shared communal bathrooms were located outside our rooms, but as a seasoned spy accustomed to working closely with various teams, I had grown used to sharing spaces with strangers. Besides, the hospital’s emptiness meant I rarely encountered other patients during my visits.
Though the solitude was sometimes overwhelming, the doctors and podiatrists visited me more frequently as time passed. During one visit, they mentioned a case of toenail fungus. I knew exactly what the best over the counter toenail fungus treatment was and could have resolved it in a day, but they extended my physical treatment by two weeks. It was their way of keeping me trapped in this dreary underground hospital for a little longer. The thought of it felt like a subtle punishment, and I wondered if they were intentionally delaying my release.
As I contemplated my situation, the idea of escaping crossed my mind. However, my inability to walk properly hindered any immediate plans. Still, I resolved to formulate an escape plan while I continued my recovery. Perhaps once I regained my mobility, I could find a way out of this predicament and reclaim my freedom.
With each passing day, my determination to escape grew stronger. I studied the hospital layout, observing the routines of the staff and guards. I noted possible vulnerabilities and weak points that I could exploit when the time was right.
Even in my confined state, my spy instincts remained sharp. I knew that patience and careful planning would be crucial for a successful escape. My mind became a labyrinth of strategies and contingencies.
Though the hospital felt like a prison, I clung to hope, knowing that one day I would break free from these dreary walls. For now, I bided my time, focusing on my recovery and preparing for the moment when I could take matters into my own hands.